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  • Denim Canvas Project

    Our skills came together beautifully in a recent collaboration with Aaron De La Cruz. Aaron's work is in the realms of graffiti and illustration, in which I was able to translate his designs through sashiko stitches, on the yolk and cuffs of a Levi's Barstow Western Shirt. I'm so happy with the results! A big thanks to my welder and woodworker friend Travis Norman for modeling. 

    This collaboration is a one-of-a-kind exclusively for Hypebeast x Levi's Denim Canvas Project, on display at the Levi's headquarters in San Francisco. 


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    • jorja says...

      I would love to find out how you stitch the quilts, and more than willing to give some free labor in order to learn. I quilt a bit but this is so much more “folk” . I love it!

      On February 08, 2014

    • marietta warkentin says...

      Hi Mara. Saw the article @ folk fibers in the Martha Stewart Mag. I have never quilted before but lots of art throughout my life. Have been wanting to make simple, organic quilts for my two grown sons. I just wanted to say I love your work and am inspired by the video!! I hand stitched a scene of the Tetons on the back of a jean shirt in the 70’s for my first boyfriend. I made some hand stitched & beaded felt pins in the fall picking up my embroidery needle for the first time in many years. Thanks for the inspiration! This shirt and the sachiko stitching is beautiful!

      On January 08, 2014

    • Izzy says...

      Maura have you worked with hemp fibers ? for sewing or quilting that is, they seem to be organic ..

      On November 08, 2013

    • Artreverie says...

      I really love that shirt! & great to learn from you about sashiko stitches…

      On November 05, 2013

    • claire says...

      that’s a good looking shirt

      On October 17, 2013

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